Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Yosemite Science Publication
Yosemite Science is an online resources management publication of Yosemite National Park’s Resources Management and Science Division and is published on an occasional basis and posted on Yosemite National Park’s website. The publication presents recent and ongoing research in natural and cultural resources, and social science. Content is reviewed for basic scientific soundness, clarity, and completeness but does not undergo anonymous peer review. Submissions are welcome from all investigators conducting formal research in Yosemite and the broader Sierra Nevada area. To submit article proposals or to contact the editor, e-mail the editor or write to the following address: Editor, Yosemite Science, P.O. Box 700, El Portal, CA 95318.
High-resolution Tools for Understanding Geologic Processes
Peregrine Falcon Recovery
Yosemite Bog-orchid: The Long Journey to Discovery
Climbing Cathedral Peak
What Makes a Vista Scenic?
Piecing Together the Past: Chinese Immigrants in Yosemite
Did You Know?
In Yosemite Valley, dropping over 594-foot Nevada Fall and then 317-foot Vernal Fall, the Merced River creates what is known as the “Giant Staircase.” Such exemplary stair-step river morphology is characterized by a large variability in river movement and flow, from quiet pools to the dramatic drops of the waterfalls themselves.